Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Sequel Announced for 2019

22.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME

The final volume of Tokyo Ghoul:re was released back in July this year, which together with the original series has sold over 37 million copies worldwide. The live action adaption too, which dropped in 29 countries worldwide on July 29, 2017, accumulated ¥1.1 billion in the box office.


Now, a sequel live action film with the working titled Tokyo Ghoul 2 has been announced as in production with new staff and new cast.

Young popular actor Masataka Kubota (Gintama 2Himomen) will reprise his role as the story protagonist Ken Kaneki. Kubota received praise from fans of the manga in his portrayal of the half-ghoul.


Playing the role of fan favourite gourmet Shuu Tsukiyama is Shota Matsuda (Segodon) who has appeared in many dramas, films and commercials. The character is known for his obsession with wanting to eat Kaneki.


Maika Yamamoto (Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai, Chia☆Dan) will play the role of heroine Touka Kirishima. Yamamoto receives huge support for her skills and talent as an actress.


Comment: Masataka Kubota (Ken Kaneki)

I’m happy to be able reprise my role as Kaneki. Sui [Ishida’s] Tokyo Ghoul has given me new sensibility and new encounters. Kaneki is honestly a troublesome and cumbersome guy, but he shows us a world where you cannot feel for people. I’m devoted to this new chapter of Tokyo Ghoul.”


Comment: Shota Matsuda (Shuu Tsukiyama)

I’m happy to be immersing myself in the strange world of Tokyo Ghoul. I’m looking forward to filming the movie together with Kubota, the staff and director. I wonder how I will embody Tsukiyama. There’s both skilled CG and authentic action involved. I hope I can express his unique spiritual nature. I cannot wait for the filming to start.


Comment: Maika Yamamoto (Touka Kirishima)

I’m very happy to be involved. I’m hoping through directing and sessions while filming I can meet the expectations of and be loved by fans as Touka Kirishima while staying faithful to her perspective, so I hope everyone can watch over me. Action is so much fun so I will look to practicing hard. I also hope I can quickly blend into the Tokyo Ghoul team with everybody, even if just a little. I look forward to working with you all.”


The sequel to the successful first movie will drop sometime in 2019. Stay tuned for more details.



Tokyo Ghoul 2 (Working Title)

Release Date: 2019 in Japan

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©Sui Ishida / Shueisha ©Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee